Kate McCrickard is an artist and writer based in Paris. Her publications include a 2012 monograph on the work of William Kentridge for Tate Publishing, a contributing essay to William Kentridge: Fortuna and contributions to Print Quarterly and Art South Africa quarterly.

An American in Paris

Jim Dine, Cheval Blanc Poem (2015), woodcut, power-tool abrasions and hand-painted acrylic, 170 x 124 cm. Edition of 10. Printed by Atelier Michael Woolworth, Paris. Published by Alan Cristea, London.

Long may he live!” is the spirited close to director Catherine de Braekeleer’s preface, printed in the catalogue and posted on the walls, for the Atelier Michael Woolworth retrospective at the Centre de la Gravure et de l’image imprimée in La Louvière …Read More

William Kentridge: Drawing Has its Own Memory

William Kentridge, from Domestic Scenes (1980), etchings with soft ground and aquatint, each from one copper plate, images varying 11.5 x 13.5 or 16 cm, sheets varying 28.5 x 38 cm. Edition of 30 incomplete. Printed and published by the artist, Johannesburg.

A murderous truth came rudely to the South African artist William Kentridge when, as a six-year-old boy, he mistook a yellow Kodak box on his father’s desk for a box of chocolates. Inside were photos of a woman with her back blown off, someone with only half her head visible …Read More

Engraving for Herself and Others: Cécile Reims

Cécile Reims, plate from Les Métamorphoses (1957–8), suite of 15 engravings, 30.8 x 20.7 cm each. Edition of 25. Text by Ovide. Printed by André Moret, Paris. Typography by Étienne Baudelot, Paris. Published by Cécile Reims, Lacoux, France (1959). ©Musée Jenisch Vevey—Cabinet cantonal des estampes, collection de la Ville de Vevey / clichés Barbara Piovan et Mauro Magliani.

I, the engraving, I am engraved, scratched, scraped, nielloed;

I am a wound like a furrow in the soil and a gouge in the flesh . . . …Read More

Sebastian Black

Sebastian Black, Period Piece Simple Sequence (2014). Courtesy Wingate Studio.

Sebastian Black’s Period Piece Simple Sequence is devised in binary form: it can be viewed bookishly sheathed in Mark Tomlinson’s handsome cloth-bound slipcase, or sprung out like a jack-in-the-box into two ten-panel paper sculptures that extend some ten feet …Read More

The Distant North of Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans, Sunset (2003), colored monotype on J. Whatman 1961 HMP paper, image 66.2 x 47 cm, sheet 76.4 x 57.4 cm. Edition of 4. Printed by Maurice Sanchez, New York. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York. © Luc Tuymans.

The dispiriting exit from the train station across a barren parking area into the streets of La Louvière on an overcast Belgian morning set the mood for visiting “Suspended – L’œuvre imprimé (1989–2014),” the print retrospective of Luc Tuymans, Belgium’s famously discomforting history painter. …Read More

Djamel Tatah in the Atelier

Djamel Tatah, Untitled (workshop code: Wood 0113) (2013), woodcut and lithograph, 133 x 250 cm. Printed by Julien Torhy at Atelier Michael Woolworth, Paris. Published by Michael Woolworth, Paris. ©Djamel Tatah.

In 2006 the Paris-based master printer Michael Woolworth invited French painter Djamel Tatah to pick up a crayon and draw on a lithography stone for the first time. Recently, in Woolworth’s atelier, tucked behind the relentless roar of traffic at the Place de la Bastille, they mounted an authoritative overview of what is now eight years of rich collaboration. …Read More